Event calendar, Aug. 10-16
CHURCH IT UP
DURANT — Country artist Eric Church performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Choctaw Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino & Resort, 4216 S Hwy 69/75. The Nashville-based songwriter is a three-time Country Music Association and seven-time Academy of Country Music award winner. For information, go to www.choctawcasinos.com/choctaw-durant/ or call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
SHAWNEE — The FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday and continues through Saturday at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Powwow Grounds, 1702 S Gordon Cooper Dr. The family-friendly festival includes live performers, giant kites and a display of 30 hot air balloons, as well as balloon rides, food trucks and a 5K. Admission to the festival is free. For a full schedule of events and more information, go to www.firelakeballoonfest.com.
ART AND SOUL
EDMOND — The eighth annual Art & Soul Gala benefiting the Pollard Theatre Company takes place starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Oak Tree Country Club, 700 W Country Club Drive. The evening includes dinner and a silent auction, as well as an awards presentation and dancing. Tickets are $75 per person and are on sale now. The event attire is business casual, and 1960s and ‘70s costumes are encouraged. For tickets or if you are interested in donating an auction item or would like more information, call 405-282-8890.
GRIN AND BEAR IT
TULSA — Soulful blues outfit Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Unit D, 1238 W 41st St. The band released its latest record “Backlash” in 2016. Tulsa blues artist Dustin Pittsley opens. The show is $15 at the door and BYOB. For show details, go to www.blackjoelewis.com or www.facebook.com/events/2070872009832617/.
A FRESH START
OKLAHOMA CITY — Participants in the Homeless Alliance's “fresh stART” art program will have a show from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Homeless Alliance, 1724 NW 4th St. All participating artists are experiencing homelessness, and the art program provides potential income and allows the artists to express themselves creatively and develop skills transferable to employment. The show is free and open to the public, and the artists will receive proceeds from their artwork sales. For information on the Homeless Alliance, go to www.homelessalliance.org or call 415-8410.